MASON CITY | A Mason City man caught smoking in a bathroom at a residential facility faces charges for meth, leaving the facility and lying to a police officer.

Trey Matthew Richey, 24, has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance – second offense, providing false identification information and absence from custody.

At about 6:10 a.m. June 27, court documents say correctional staff searched Richey after he was caught smoking in a bathroom at BeJe Clark Residential Facility, 818 15th St. S.W.

Charging documents indicated the search yielded a small, plastic baggie of methamphetamine.

Richey was previously convicted for possessing a controlled substance, police noted in court documents.

He is accused of leaving the facility June 28.

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Police arrested him on a warrant in Clear Lake July 2. Court documents say he initially provided a false name, lied about not having an ID card and lied about recently purchasing a vehicle he was standing next to, which was registered to Trey Richey.

Upon searching Richey after his arrest, Clear Lake police said they found approximately 0.9 grams of meth in a pocket in his baseball cap.

Richey allegedly admitted to officers that he bought the meth, court documents said.

He is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a $3,000 bond.

Richey is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court July 6 for one of the meth charges. Court dates for the other charges haven’t been set.

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